The Graveyard Pumpkin

by Suw on November 2, 2008

Since I met Kev, Hallowe’en has become much more important than it ever used to be. Out in the wild depths of Dorset we didn’t make Jack o’ Lanterns. In fact, I’d never made one until 2005, when we killed Kenny. This year I did the pumpkin carving on my own, which rather took some of the fun out of it, but I’m pretty happy with how it came out. Photos are a little fuzzy – Kev’s got the good camera with him – but so it goes.

The tools

Pumpkin and tools

The Pattern
Nicked, shamelessly, from the cover of Neil’s Graveyard Book.

From the cover of Neil Gaiman's Graveyard Book

Transferring the pattern

Transferring the design

Starting the carve

Puncturing the pumpkin

The finished thing… with the lights on

The Graveyard Pumpkin

And with the lights off

The Graveyard Pumpkin

And, if you’re still unsure wtf it is:

Dennis Howlett November 4, 2008 at 3:36 pm

Did I spot it right – top pic WITH bottle of win, remainder without suggesting lots of boozing in the planning stages?

Dennis Howlett November 4, 2008 at 3:36 pm

I mean wine not win…ftw…errr…I’ll shut up now.

Suw November 4, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Ha ha ha. Sadly, that’s an empty bottle of really lovely sherry that we got as a wedding present, and haven’t wanted to throw away. Las Senoras Delcgado Zuleta SA. Really gorgeous stuff. Shame it’s all gone. 🙁

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